In 1852 the Canadian Institute began publishing its Proceedings under the name of "The Canadian journal" in quarto. In this form it issued forty-one numbers, making three volumes
In 1856, with the same name, the form was changed to octavo, in which size, up to 1878, ninety-two numbers were issued, making fifteen volumes
In 1879 the name was changed to "Proceedings of the Canadian Institute," under which title twenty numbers were issued, in seven volumes
In 1890 the publication was enlarged and the name again changed to "Transactions of the Canadian Institute."
In 1897 it was decided to issue two sets of publications, the "Proceedings" to contain short papers and abstracts of longer papers; the "Transactions" to be issued at longer intervals and to contain the more extended papers. cf. Proceedings of the Institute. New ser., v. 1, pt. 1, Feb. 1897. p.